Friday, May 30, 2008

Big Buck Bunny!

Big Buck Bunny premiered on the web today AND I got the DVD today as well! The 10-minute short created with Blender turned out great! I'm looking forward to exploring the DVD, which not only has the movie but also has the files used to create the movie. Even more amazing when you think that it was done with open source software that is only 9mb to download. Also cool was seeing my name in the HUGE list of credits for folks who purchased the movie before they started making it, I think our confidence in Blender and Ton's group paid off :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

MacBook Pro

Just a quick note... I just got a new 17" MacBook Pro, so of course one of the first things I did was download Blender. WOW! Blender launches in a heartbeat on it, I was stunned at how fast it opened. The graphics re-draw while working in it is fast, too. For fun I downloaded the Blender Render Benchmark and did a test. It rendering in about 1 minute 10 seconds. That's pretty fast for a dual-core. On my quad-core Vista machine it rendered in 51 seconds. The MacBook Pro feels more like a desktop when it comes to power. Make me wonder about the eight-core Mac Pro towers... :)